Festival-goers dance through the decades in the Adnams Spiegeltent

Dancers enjoying the Norfolk and Norwich Festival Ragroof Tea Dance in the Adnams Spiegeltent. Pictu

Dancers enjoying the Norfolk and Norwich Festival Ragroof Tea Dance in the Adnams Spiegeltent. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

From the jive to the foxtrot – dancing galore filled the Adnams Spiegeltent as festival-goers enjoyed stepping back through the decades.

Dancers enjoying the Norfolk and Norwich Festival Ragroof Tea Dance in the Adnams Spiegeltent. Pictu

Dancers enjoying the Norfolk and Norwich Festival Ragroof Tea Dance in the Adnams Spiegeltent. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016

Norfolk and Norwich Festival favourites the Ragroof Players returned to host two themed tea dances at the weekend, which saw people of all ages dress in their best and show off their moves.

On Saturday, the Tutti Frutti tea dance was a fun-filled 1950s jamboree of the jumping jive, the mambo, the cha-cha and more. Meanwhile, Sunday's Top Hat and Tails event brought Hollywood glamour to the Spiegeltent, harking back to the 1930s and 1940s and getting everybody doing the foxtrot and the quickstep.

And, of course, in traditional tea dance style, as well as all the dancing fun there was also time to take a break and enjoy tea and cake.

The Ragroof Tea Dances were sponsored by Hewett Petroleum Services and supported by the Norwich Evening News.

Dancers enjoying the Norfolk and Norwich Festival Ragroof Tea Dance in the Adnams Spiegeltent. Pictu

Dancers enjoying the Norfolk and Norwich Festival Ragroof Tea Dance in the Adnams Spiegeltent. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2016


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